Start Chrome with IPv6 disabled

I was testing something in Chrome on a Mac and I wanted to be sure IPv6 was not cause of the issue. In Firefox you have the option to disable IPv6 by browsing to about:config and toggle the preference name network.dns.disableIPv6 to the value true.

Within Chrome I was not able to find such an option.  The alternative is to start Chrome with the --disable-ipv6 option. for Mac the complete line to start Chrome via the terminal is:

/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome --disable-ipv6

You can check for example on www.whatismyipv6.com to test this.

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